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- adj. Situated beside, or near, the mastoid portion of the temporal bone; paroccipital; applied especially to a process of the skull in some animals.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Situated beside, or near, the mastoid portion of the temporal bone; paroccipital; -- applied especially to a process of the skull in some animals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Situated near the mastoid: noting certain cranial processes more frequently called paroccipital.
- n. A paramastoid process; a paroccipital.
The under surface of the jugular process is rough, and gives attachment to the Rectus capitis lateralis muscle and the lateral atlantoöccipital ligament; from this surface an eminence, the paramastoid process, sometimes projects downward, and may be of sufficient length to reach, and articulate with, the transverse process of the atlas.
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